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The Resource Arbitrary and capricious : the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the death penalty, Michael A. Foley

Arbitrary and capricious : the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the death penalty, Michael A. Foley

Label
Arbitrary and capricious : the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the death penalty
Title
Arbitrary and capricious
Title remainder
the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Foley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nearly 100 influential Supreme Court capital punishment-related cases from 1878-2002 are examined, beginning with Wilkerson v. Utah, which question not the legitimacy of capital punishment, but the methods of execution. Over time, focus shifted from the constitutionality of certain methods to the fairness of who was being sentenced for capital crimes - and why. The watershed 1972 ruling Furman v. Georgia reversed the Court's stand on capital punishment, holding that the arbitrary and capricious imposition of the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment, and therefore unconstitutional
  • Furman clarified that any new death penalty legislation must contain sentencing procedures that avoid the arbitrary infliction of a life-ending verdict, which led to the current complex tangle of issues surrounding the death penalty and its constitutional viability."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foley, Michael A
Dewey number
345.73/0773
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9227.C2
LC item number
F65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Due process of law
  • Equality before the law
  • Capital punishment
Label
Arbitrary and capricious : the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the death penalty, Michael A. Foley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Supreme Court since Furman
  • 5.
  • The ongoing constitutional debate
  • 6.
  • Reflections and conclusions
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Table of cases
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • The Supreme Court and the punishment dilemma
  • 2.
  • 1878-1971 : initial forays into cruel and unusual punishments
  • 3.
  • 1972 : death takes a hiatus
  • 4.
Control code
ocm51655357
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780275975876
Lccn
2003042853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780275975876
  • (OCoLC)51655357
Label
Arbitrary and capricious : the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the death penalty, Michael A. Foley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Supreme Court since Furman
  • 5.
  • The ongoing constitutional debate
  • 6.
  • Reflections and conclusions
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Table of cases
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • The Supreme Court and the punishment dilemma
  • 2.
  • 1878-1971 : initial forays into cruel and unusual punishments
  • 3.
  • 1972 : death takes a hiatus
  • 4.
Control code
ocm51655357
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780275975876
Lccn
2003042853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780275975876
  • (OCoLC)51655357

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